#80 Cody Small
Position: Tight End
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Cody Small originally signed with K-State out of high school in 2012, but spent the fall as a part-time student paying his own way — also known as taking a "grayshirt." He collected one tackle in the spring game after an interception.
Small helped Cypress Woods High School to a 9-3 record in 2011 and was listed in VYPE's Top 75 Football Prospects in the northern Houston area at No. 38.
An all-district performer as a junior and senior who also earned All-Houston area honors as a senior, Small was named a "Rising Star" in 2010 by 5ATexasFootball.com at defensive end.
He also was on Cypress Woods’ 7-on-7 team, which reached the semifinals of the Cy Falls Tournament in 2011.
I'll be honest — from watching Small's film, I actually liked him better as a defensive end prospect. He may yet end up there, too, but I'm willing to wait and see what he offers at tight end in 2014. Expect a redshirt this season.